Claire Dunne

Kingston upon Thames

29Good deeds

29runs

172cheers

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Christmas elves needed to save Christmas!

Sat 11 Dec 09:30 am
Surbiton High School Junior School, 95-97 Surbiton Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2HW
Sort Christmas presents to be distributed to vulnerable kids

Can you help spread some Christmas cheer for local kids? 2000 gifts need packing up for children across Kingston and Richmond. They need help in numbers as they have a large amount of donations that need to be bagged up and sorted. Feedback about this mission is that it is super fun as everyone gets into the festive spirit and it's a day to remind us all of what Christmas is all about.

No wrapping skills needed as the gifts are placed in a bag and labelled.

If you're only free to come for an hour or two then please sign up and let us know in the comments.

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Packing Christmas up for another year

Thu 6 Jan 18:30 pm
72 Ditton Road , Surbiton, KT6 6RB
Ensure that this supported living home is clean after the festive period

Following from the GG team putting up all the Christmas lights and decorations there is only one way they can go and that is down and into boxes ready for 2022. Help remove the decorations, clean the windows and take down the lights so the residents of this supported living home can continue life safely following the festive period. Hot chocolate and Marshmallows will be provided :) Wear you trainers as we shall have some New year fitness challenges from the residents of the home for everyone to try out, just for fun.

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Claire Dunne has done a 12 month mission streak. Tue 23 Nov 2021

Wow, Claire has completed a 12 month mission streak. That means they've cleared gardens, moved furniture and changed light bulbs in spring, summer, autumn and even winter. Show your support and give them a massive cheer!

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Restore the eco-garden at St Mark's church

Sat 27 Nov 13:00 pm
St Mark’s Church, St Mark’s Hill, Surbiton, KT6 4DS

Please note that this community mission has been cancelled.

Increase bio-diversity by getting rid of unwanted weeds

The rear area of the church has been developed into an eco garden but is starting to become too overgrown. The hedges and shrubs need pruning and there's some light weeding and clearing. Nothing high level or too heavy duty.

Risks
Gardening gloves required. Sensible precautions needed for potential broken glass, working on grass slopes etc. No other risk factors of note. The area has undergone extensive tree and shrub pruning by private contractors so it's a general tidy up.

Notes
Please bring your own gardening gloves. Loos and hand washing facilities available.

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Many hands make the lights work...

Tue 23 Nov
Report written by Petra Stockelmayerova

A strong team of 12 gathered at SeeAbility learning disability home in Ditton Road to bring some Christmas cheer to its 5 residents. This wasn't GoodyGym's first rodeo with number of members having been part of this mission in previous years. Martel was ready with tones of indoor and outdoor decorations and a task lists. The boys took on the hanging of the outside lights at the front and back of the house, balancing on ladders (being kindly held safe by Laura), to wrap the roof in icicle lights. The rest of us divided up sticking on window decorations (after windows have been thoroughly washed) with Santas, reindeer, Xmas trees all topped with good old- fashioned snow in the can.

Of course you can't have Christmas without a tree which came in zillion color coded pieces but we were not to be defeated and at the end were rewarded by a festive looking red, white & silver tree in the corner of beautifully decorated conservatory for all to enjoy.

Making sure that we do make the most of our time together as such a good size group, we popped into the local pub to get fed, watered but most importantly warmed up, it was a cold one.

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Lighting up the house at Ditton Rd

Tue 23 Nov 18:30 pm
72 Ditton Road , Surbiton, KT6 6RB
Improve the atmosphere at this supported living home

Come along and help put up some Christmas lights and decorations at Ditton Rd a supported living house in Surbiton. Come along wearing the festive spirit on your heads and enjoy Some mulled wine, hot chocolate and mince pies after the task.

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GoodGym and the giant Squash

Thu 7 Oct
Report written by Claire Dunne

Tonight Adam, Dave and Claire visited WelCare House for a spot of gardening. We had a big task on our hands tackling giant weeds that were smothering the veg patch, borders and path. After and hour and a half of tugging on weeds with crazy roots we had cleared the veg patch a border and the path.

Our clearing of the veg patch revealed a giant white squash and the children who visit the centre now have a much tidier garden to play in.

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Brightening up the front of house at a local charity

Thu 7 Oct 18:30 pm
WelCare House , 53-55 Canbury Park Road, Kingston upon Thames , KT2 6LQ
Help to brighten up this house for those that work and use in our community

Our New Task owner at Welcare has been in touch as they recall how much we brightened up the front of their premises with our good work a year ago. They have asked if we could help again and give the front of their premises a face lift.

Kingston Welcare provide a space for support, advice and more for the families in our community. They have some plants that will help brighten up the centre and so need some assistance with the planting but first the weeds and moss need clearing so that is the focus

Task owner Aruna will meet you there at 6.30pm with the tools etc needed for the job and you can see more on the organisation here https://welcarekingston.org.uk/ (No. for task owner is 07986 286903 should you need that evening)

Don't forget those headtorches and it is an outdoor task but should you pop inside then they ask that you wear a face mask too please!

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🌿🌱Weed did it again! 🌱🌿

Thu 26 Aug
Report written by Claire Dunne

The lavender hadn’t arrived for us to plant in the flower bed we cleared on our last visit so we weeded the patio that the weeds had found their way back to since last time.

Weeds cleared and on the compost heap it was time for a well deserved ice cream 🍦.

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Helping at the Searchlight Centre

Thu 26 Aug 18:30 pm
Searchlight Centre , Kingston Rd, New Malden, KT3 3RX
Allow members of Mencap and those that work there to better utilise this community space

Michelle at Searchlight/ Mencap has reached out for some Good help on an ongoing basis to keep on top of this large community space and all that seems to need doing so very often.

The Thursday slot should give us more scope to work both indoors and out now so the tasks can vary from the garden duty that is always crying out for help to assisting with sorting the cupboards, moving furniture, cleaning indoors and more

This slot likely to be garden duty ; - )

Don't forget the gloves

Michelle's number should you need on route is 07745814050

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